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John Lynch: It’s time for Brandon Aiyuk to take that next step

Wed Oct 13 2021 11:31:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk‘s role in the 49ers offense has been a matter of discussion all season. He’s played two-thirds of the offensive snaps, but has just eight catches for 90 yards and a touchdown through the first five games of the year. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said a few weeks ago that it was [more]

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Kyle Shanahan on Jon Gruden: You are accountable for everything you say

Wed Oct 13 2021 00:47:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jon Gruden resigned as head coach of the Raiders after emails surfaced that included racist, misogynistic and anti-gay language directed at NFL personnel. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan got his first NFL job when Gruden hired him in Tampa. Shanahan served as an offensive quality control coach for the Bucs in 2004-05. Shanahan provided a lengthy [more]

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49ers waive Davontae Harris, Jacques Patrick

Tue Oct 12 2021 22:25:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers announced they waived cornerback Davontae Harris and running back Jacques Patrick on Tuesday. San Francisco activated Harris off injured reserve Monday. He joined the team in August when San Francisco claimed him off waivers from Baltimore. He went on IR at the start of the regular season. The 49ers signed Patrick off the [more]

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Kyle Shanahan thinks Jimmy Garoppolo will be ready for Week Seven

Tue Oct 12 2021 19:19:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers don’t play this week, which is a good thing for a team with two quarterbacks who need some time to heal. Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t play in Week Five because of a calf injury and Trey Lance is dealing with a knee sprain he suffered while playing in place of Garoppolo in Sunday’s loss [more]

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Chargers signing Senio Kelemete off 49ers practice squad

Tue Oct 12 2021 18:07:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With right guard Oday Aboushi out for the season with a torn ACL, the Chargers are bringing in some veteran help for their offensive line. Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, Los Angeles is signing Senio Kelemete off of San Francisco’s practice squad. Kelemete is coming off a three-year stint in Houston, where he appeared [more]

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Nick Bosa avoids criticizing officials despite believing 49ers deserved a safety

Tue Oct 12 2021 02:49:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead was held by Josh Jones on back-to-back plays. The first wasn’t called. The second was. It appeared both occurred in the end zone. Officials, though, ruled Jones’ hold of Armstead occurred in the field of play, denying the 49ers a safety. 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa was asked whether officials [more]

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Trey Lance may miss time with knee sprain

Mon Oct 11 2021 22:51:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

San Francisco quarterback Trey Lance suffered a knee injury Sunday that may cause him to miss time. Coach Kyle Shanahan said today that Lance has a knee sprain and might not be available for the 49ers’ next game, in two weeks against the Colts. The 49ers are on their bye this week. It’s unclear whether [more]

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49ers activate Davontae Harris off IR, cut Buster Skrine

Mon Oct 11 2021 21:05:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers are one of the teams who have a bye in Week Six. But when they get back to practice, they’ll be a little healthier in the secondary. San Francisco has activated cornerback Davontae Harris off of injured reserve. Harris joined the team in August when San Francisco claimed him off waivers from Baltimore [more]

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Kyle Shanahan: “Nothing’s changed” with quarterback situation

Mon Oct 11 2021 01:50:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was ruled out for Sunday’s game due to a calf injury, head coach Kyle Shanahan said that Garoppolo remained the team’s starter when he’s healthy. After Sunday’s 17-10 loss to the Cardinals, Shanahan said “nothing’s changed” regarding the team’s quarterback depth chart and that he hopes Garoppolo will be healthy [more]

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Cardinals up 7-0 after Trey Lance interception

Sun Oct 10 2021 20:40:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers quarterback Trey Lance‘s first possession as an NFL starting quarterback didn’t end well. Lance sailed a deep ball over the middle to wide receiver Travis Benjamin and Cardinals safety Budda Baker picked it off. The Cardinals’ first drive had a better ending. James Conner ran the ball in from a yard out to cap [more]

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Chase Edmonds will play against the 49ers

Sun Oct 10 2021 19:13:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said on Friday that running back Chase Edmonds would be a game-time call due to a shoulder injury and the Cardinals have made that call. Edmonds is in the lineup as the team tries to move to 5-0 against the 49ers. Cornerback Marco Wilson is inactive after being listed as [more]

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George Kittle on injured reserve, out at least three weeks

Sat Oct 09 2021 19:51:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers’ offense has suffered a big loss. All-Pro tight end George Kittle is being placed on injured reserve and will have to miss at least three weeks. Kittle had been listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game with a calf injury, but the 49ers ultimately decided that they’d rather give Kittle time to get healthy [more]

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Trey Lance “excited” for his first career start

Fri Oct 08 2021 23:33:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Rookie quarterbacks Mac Jones, Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, Davis Mills and Justin Fields have combined to start 16 games. It has not gone well. Teams starting a rookie quarterback are a combined 3-13, with Jones, Lawrence, Wilson and Mills having the 26th, 29th, 30th and 31st passer ratings respectively among the 31 quarterbacks who qualify. [more]

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San Francisco 49ers football: Quarterback Trey Lance to make first career start Sunday

Fri Oct 08 2021 21:07:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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San Francisco 49ers name Trey Lance starting quarterback against Arizona Cardinals

Fri Oct 08 2021 21:07:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Kyle Shanahan: Jimmy Garoppolo wants to “give it a go” at Friday’s practice

Thu Oct 07 2021 23:38:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jimmy Garoppolo hasn’t practiced this week, but the quarterback and the 49ers haven’t ruled him out. Coach Kyle Shanahan said Garoppolo wants to test his strained right calf in practice Friday to see if he can play against the Cardinals on Sunday. “Jimmy told me he wants to give it a go tomorrow, so we’ll [more]

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Trent Williams “good to go” for Sunday

Thu Oct 07 2021 23:23:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers haven’t named a starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals, but whoever is under center will have Trent Williams at left tackle. Williams hurt his shoulder in last Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks and did not practice on Wednesday. He was a full participant on Thursday, though, and head coach Kyle Shanahan [more]

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San Francisco 49ers football: Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo misses second-straight practice

Thu Oct 07 2021 21:36:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Jimmy Garoppolo isn’t on field for start of Thursday’s practice

Thu Oct 07 2021 19:44:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

All signs are pointing toward rookie Trey Lance making his first start Sunday in a key divisional game. Jimmy Garoppolo did not practice Wednesday because of his strained right calf, and, via multiple reports, he’s not on the field for the start of Thursday’s session. The team will issue an official practice report later today, [more]

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Kyle Shanahan: Trey Lance will see things he’s never seen, can compensate with athletic ability

Thu Oct 07 2021 15:10:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers haven’t ruled quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo out for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals, but his calf injury kept him from practicing on Wednesday and there’s a pretty good chance that Trey Lance will be making his first NFL start this weekend. Lance played the entire second half of last Sunday’s game, but a start [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo on injured calf: It hurts, but I’m not going to put anything in stone yet

Wed Oct 06 2021 22:22:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jimmy Garoppolo has played 41 games and missed 23 with injuries since the start of the 2018 season. The 49ers quarterback hopes not to miss another start, but it’s too early to tell whether he can play Sunday. “I think the initial reaction, you’re obviously bummed by it, but just pulled the calf a little [more]

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Darrell Daniels lands on COVID-19 reserve list

Wed Oct 06 2021 21:56:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cardinals placed tight end Darrell Daniels on the COVID-19 reserve list Wednesday. Howard Balzer of SI.com reports that Daniels tested positive for the virus. He went on the list in training camp as a high-risk close contact. Daniels has played all four games, with one start, and has no stats. He has seen action [more]

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Chris Carson questionable with neck injury; Darrell Henderson has no designation

Wed Oct 06 2021 20:31:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Seahawks running back Chris Carson remained out of practice Wednesday, and the team lists him as questionable for Thursday night’s game against the Rams. Carson did not participate in Monday’s walk-through, but he was listed as “not injury related-resting veteran.” The Seahawks added a neck injury Tuesday. Coach Pete Carroll said Carson will be a [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo won’t practice today

Wed Oct 06 2021 19:56:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers haven’t ruled out Jimmy Garoppolo for Sunday’s game, but coach Kyle Shanahan said the quarterback will not practice Wednesday. “It’s better today, which is good news,” Shanahan said of Garoppolo’s injured calf. “Not enough, though, to let him go, but also not enough to rule him out. Doctors still say give him another [more]

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49ers release Kerryon Johnson, Chris Thompson from practice squad

Tue Oct 05 2021 21:12:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers have had several injuries at running back this season and they added a couple of veteran backs to their practice squad after seeing players go down, but neither of them are going to be options for the team this week. The 49ers released Kerryon Johnson and Chris Thompson from the practice squad on [more]

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Robbie Gould will miss 3-5 weeks, but Trent Williams is day to day

Tue Oct 05 2021 02:14:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers kicker Robbie Gould will miss 3-5 weeks after straining a groin in pregame warmups Sunday. The team will workout multiple kickers Tuesday. Punter Mitch Wishnowsky was forced into emergency duty against the Seahawks and made one of two extra points and missed a 41-yard field goal. The 49ers have not decided whether to place [more]

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Mychal Kendricks visits 49ers

Mon Oct 04 2021 23:37:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers released linebacker Mychal Kendricks off injured reserve with a settlement on Sept. 4. Could the team be close to signing him back? The 49ers are hosting Kendricks on a visit, so he apparently is healthy again. Kendricks was diagnosed with turf toe in the team’s second preseason game, and Kyle Shanahan said at [more]

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Kyle Shanahan: Jimmy Garoppolo has a chance to play on Sunday vs. Cardinals

Mon Oct 04 2021 22:37:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Don’t count 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo out of Sunday’s game against the Cardinals just yet. San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan said today that Garoppolo’s calf injury will be re-evaluated on Wednesday, and that there’s a chance that he could play on Sunday in Arizona. Previous reports indicated that Garoppolo would miss a few weeks, [more]

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Trey Lance likely gets his chance, at least for a little while

Mon Oct 04 2021 13:54:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

There seemed to be a method to the apparent madness of 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan when it comes to his quarterback plan. Setting aside the things said by Shanahan at press conferences (and stuff like that), the truth seemed to be that Shanahan had decided to ride with Jimmy Garoppolo until he gets injured. With [more]

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“Some good, some bad” for Trey Lance in first extended playing time

Mon Oct 04 2021 11:24:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers first-round pick Trey Lance played seven offensive snaps in the first three weeks of the season as a change of pace from starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, but he had a much different experience against the Seahawks on Sunday. Lance entered the game at the start of the third quarter and played the rest of [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo hopes he’ll just be out a couple weeks

Mon Oct 04 2021 00:31:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan didn’t give much of an update about Jimmy Garoppolo‘s outlook for Week Five and beyond after Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks, but Garoppolo had more to say during his own press conference. Garoppolo said he was injured on the first series of the game and “felt something go” in his [more]

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Trent Williams carted to locker room in fourth quarter

Sun Oct 03 2021 22:54:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers left tackle Trent Williams has spent a lot of time on a cart in the second half of Sunday’s game against the Seahawks. Williams took a cart to the locker room while he was suffering from cramps early in the fourth quarter, but he returned to the sideline in time to return to the [more]

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Trey Lance in for 49ers, Jimmy Garoppolo questionable with calf injury

Sun Oct 03 2021 21:43:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Trey Lance‘s moment may have come for the 49ers. Lance opened the second half as the team’s quarterback. Jimmy Garoppolo started the game and played the entire first half, but has no helmet on the sideline and the team is calling him questionable to return from a calf injury. That would open the door to [more]

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Seahawks wake up in time to tie 49ers before halftime

Sun Oct 03 2021 21:25:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Seahawks lost seven yards while punting five times on their first five offensive possessions of Sunday’s game against the 49ers, but they’re in pretty good shape at halftime. Russell Wilson hit DK Metcalf for a 12-yard touchdown on the first play after the two-minute warning to tie the game at seven and the 49ers [more]

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Elijah Mitchell, Josh Norman inactive for 49ers

Sun Oct 03 2021 18:47:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers have dealt with injuries to running backs all season and that will remain the case in Week Four against the Seahawks. Elijah Mitchell is inactive for the game because of a shoulder injury. Mitchell was listed as questionable on Friday. Tight end George Kittle is active. He was questionable with a calf injury, [more]

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Jimmie Ward not fined for hit on Davante Adams

Sat Oct 02 2021 21:38:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

San Francisco safety Jimmie Ward wasn’t penalized on the field for the brutal hit he delivered to Packers wide receiver Davante Adams on Sunday night. Ward wasn’t penalized off the field, either. The NFL confirmed today that it did not fine Ward for the hit. That comes as a major surprise, given how much the [more]

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San Francisco 49ers expect continued growth from rookie RB Trey Sermon

Sat Oct 02 2021 15:28:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Josh Norman “pretty doubtful” for Sunday

Fri Oct 01 2021 15:42:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers cornerback Josh Norman had to go to the hospital after suffering a chest injury in last Sunday’s loss to the Packers because he was spitting up blood, but word early in the week was that he hoped to be in the lineup for this Sunday’s game against the Seahawks. It doesn’t look like that’s [more]

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Arik Armstead is this week’s NFLPA Community MVP

Fri Oct 01 2021 15:32:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead‘s on-field efforts have resulted in four tackles and a sack this season and his off-field efforts have earned him recognition from the NFL Players Association. The NFLPA announced on Friday that Armstead has been named this week’s Community MVP. Armstead donated $250,000 to establish the Armstead Academy in his hometown [more]

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Tyler Lockett (hip) doesn’t practice on Thursday, DK Metcalf pops up with a foot injury

Fri Oct 01 2021 00:42:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

If the Seahawks are going to avoid the first three-game losing streak of Russell Wilson‘s career, they’ll need receiver Tyler Lockett. They may not have him. Lockett didn’t practice on Thursday with a hip injury. On Wednesday, he was able to practice on a limited basis. He’ll get a designation, if any, on Friday. Then [more]

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Russell Wilson, staring at his first ever three-game losing streak, vows to stay the course

Thu Sep 30 2021 23:43:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In his tenth NFL season, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has never lost three games in a row. With a two-game losing streak and a return to Santa Clara up next, it’s very possible. Wilson told reporters on Thursday that the prospect of back-to-back-to-back losses has not yet entered his brain. “Not thinking about losing three [more]

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Mitch Wishnowsky named NFC special teams player of the month

Thu Sep 30 2021 13:08:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When the 49ers selected punter Mitch Wishnowsky in the fourth round of the 2019 draft, they likely envisioned months like this. In three games, Wishnowsky punted 11 times and eight of them were downed inside the 20. That figure leads the league and it’s part of why the punter has been named NFC special teams [more]

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Rashaad Penny to miss another week, Dee Eskridge to return to practice Thursday for Seahawks

Thu Sep 30 2021 04:38:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Seattle Seahawks will be without backup running back Rashaad Penny again this weekend against the San Francisco 49ers. Head coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Penny isn’t expected to make it back this week due to a calf strain that knocked him out of the season opener in Indianapolis. Alex Collins has handles the [more]

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Kyle Shanahan seems surprised that anyone expected a two-quarterback system

Thu Sep 30 2021 00:48:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan continues to be all over the place when it comes to his quarterback plan. After creating the clear impression in the preseason that the team would use both Jimmy Garoppolo and rookie Trey Lance, the 49ers have largely utilized one quarterback. On Wednesday, Shanahan suggested that people misinterpreted his apparent intentions. [more]

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Seahawks place Gerald Everett on the COVID-19 list

Wed Sep 29 2021 21:12:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Seahawks announced they have placed tight end Gerald Everett on the COVID-19 reserve list. Everett tested positive for the virus, Doug Kyed of PFF reports. Coach Pete Carroll said earlier this month that the Seahawks had only two unvaccinated players. If Everett is vaccinated, he will have to generate two negative tests 24 hours [more]

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Mason Crosby named NFC special teams player of the week

Wed Sep 29 2021 13:15:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After sailing a game-winning, 51-yard field goal through the uprights to defeat the 49ers, Mason Crosby has been rewarded for his performance. The veteran kicker made all three of his field-goal attempts, the other two coming from 54- and 38-yards out. Crosby also connected on all three of his extra-point attempts. This is the eighth [more]

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Richard Sherman visiting Buccaneers

Tue Sep 28 2021 14:00:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Richard Sherman has been looking for a place to play for some time and he will be headed to Tampa as part of that search. NFL Media reports that Sherman will be visiting with the Buccaneers. It won’t be the first conversation between Sherman and the team. Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians confirmed last week [more]

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After Further Review: Packers vs. 49ers

Mon Sep 27 2021 22:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Packer Report Publisher Ross Uglem breaks down the TV copy of the Packers' Sunday Night win over San Francisco.

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Mike Zimmer: Cameron Dantzler will be “talked to” about cryptic tweet

Mon Sep 27 2021 19:37:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings defensive back Cameron Dantzler appear frustrated after the team’s victory over the Seahawks. He played only nine special teams snaps Sunday and sounded off about his role afterward. “I’m tired of biting my tongue about this whole situation fr. . . .,” Dantzler wrote. He deleted the tweet within minutes but not before it [more]

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NFL needs much more transparency, clarity when it comes to controversial decisions

Mon Sep 27 2021 14:51:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

During football season, the Commissioner isn’t the most important person in the league office. The most important person in the league office is the person who periodically provides important explanations and information about controversial calls and decisions. Currently, that person is, well, no one. When Mike Pereira and Dean Blandino served as the in-house officiating [more]

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Josh Norman was spitting up blood, spent night in hospital

Mon Sep 27 2021 13:38:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers cornerback Josh Norman was forced out of Sunday night’s loss to the Packers in the first half with a chest injury and he didn’t hang around the stadium after getting hurt. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that Norman was taken to the hospital after spitting up blood. Norman remained there overnight, although Garafolo [more]

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Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers reacts to wild final 37 seconds of win at San Francisco 49ers

Mon Sep 27 2021 13:04:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Kyle Shanahan “wasn’t trying to hang out too long” for postgame handshake

Mon Sep 27 2021 11:09:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

One of the storylines leading into Sunday night’s game between the 49ers and Packers was whether the relationship between the head coaches of the two teams was negatively impacted by the 49ers’ interest in trading for Aaron Rodgers. Both Kyle Shanahan and Matt LaFleur dismissed the notion that a call about Rodgers had fractured a [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo: You leave Aaron Rodgers any time, you never know what can happen

Mon Sep 27 2021 10:40:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

There were 37 seconds left on the clock Sunday night after Kyle Juszczyk‘s touchdown put the 49ers up 28-27 and that proved to be enough time for Aaron Rodgers to pull out a victory for the Packers. Rodgers hit two passes to Davante Adams for 52 yards to set up Mason Crosby‘s game-winning 51-yard field [more]

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Davante Adams exits game for one play after helmet-to-helmet hit

Mon Sep 27 2021 03:09:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers have cut the Packers’ lead to three points again with a fourth-quarter touchdown, but there was also an injury concern with Green Bay receiver Davante Adams. On the first play of the Packers’ ensuing drive, Adams went down the field for a deep pass and was hit helmet-to-helmet by Jimmie Ward when attempting [more]

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Josh Norman, Krys Barnes ruled out of Sunday’s game

Mon Sep 27 2021 02:14:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

One player from each team has been ruled out after halftime in Sunday night’s matchup between the 49ers and Packers. The 49ers announced cornerback Josh Norman has been ruled out with a chest injury. And the Packers announced linebacker Krys Barnes has been ruled out with a concussion. Norman has been a heavy contributor to [more]

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Packers lead 10-0 as Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 127 yards, touchdown

Mon Sep 27 2021 00:53:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Packers are off to a fast start on Sunday Night Football. Two drives in, Green Bay holds a 10-0 lead. The Packers reached the San Francisco 15 before going backward on their first possession and ended up with a 54-yard Mason Crosby field goal. After the Packers forced a San Francisco punt, Green Bay [more]

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Kevin King headlines list of inactives for Sunday Night Football

Sun Sep 26 2021 23:02:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Earlier on Sunday, the Packers announced cornerback Kevin King would be out with a non-COVID illness. Because he was previously announced, there were no significant surprises on the inactives list for tonight’s Sunday Night Football matchup between Green Bay and San Francisco. With King out, rookie Eric Stokes is likely to receive more snaps at [more]

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Packers CB Kevin King out for tonight’s game with illness

Sun Sep 26 2021 19:50:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Packers have made an unexpected addition to their injury report in advance of Sunday night’s game against the 49ers. Cornerback Kevin King is out, due to an illness. It’s a non-COVID illness. Regardless, King won’t play. The situation means plenty more work for rookie first-rounder Eric Stokes, against a very complex and effective San [more]

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Tonight, Aaron Rodgers faces team he wanted to join

Sun Sep 26 2021 13:53:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On at least two different occasions during his NFL career, Northern California native Aaron Rodgers has wanted to play for the San Francisco 49ers. He wanted them to draft him in 2005, and they didn’t. He wanted them to trade for him in 2021, and they couldn’t. An article from Ian Rapoport of NFL Media [more]

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49ers elevate Kerryon Johnson to active roster, put JaMychal Hasty on injured reserve

Sat Sep 25 2021 22:13:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Kerryon Johnson can make his 49ers debut on Sunday Night Football. The 49ers elevated Johnson to their active roster today, putting him in position to play Sunday against the Packers. Johnson, a running back who spent the last three years with the Lions and then had a brief stint with the Eagles, has been with [more]

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Packers downgrade Elgton Jenkins to out

Sat Sep 25 2021 20:04:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Yosh Nijman could be getting a baptism by Bosa. The Packers, with left tackle David Bakhtiari still recovering from a torn ACL suffered in late 2020, definitely won’t have his replacement, Elgton Jenkins, in Week Three at San Francisco. The Packers have downgraded Jenkins (ankle) from questionable to out. Yosh Nijman is the next man [more]

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Josh Norman on playing after one week of practice: Playing in the NFL is like riding a bike

Sat Sep 25 2021 09:41:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

San Francisco cornerback Josh Norman signed with the 49ers in Week One and was on the field for 97 percent of defensive snaps in Week Two. He said that was no problem. Norman is in his 10th NFL season, and he said that just because he wasn’t with the 49ers all through the offseason, that [more]

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Elijah Mitchell officially doubtful for Sunday Night Football

Fri Sep 24 2021 21:20:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Earlier Friday, 49ers General Manager John Lynch called running back Elijah Mitchell “very questionable” to play Sunday. That translates to doubtful on the injury report. The 49ers are holding out hope, not ruling out the rookie yet, but also not counting on Mitchell playing. Mitchell injured his shoulder in last week’s game. “He needs to [more]

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John Lynch doesn’t rule out adding Richard Sherman “down the road”

Fri Sep 24 2021 16:44:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cornerback Richard Sherman hopes to get another chance to play in the NFL. He deserves one. 49ers G.M. John Lynch seems to agree. “He handled himself incredibly well,” Lynch said of Sherman’s recent comments regarding a July domestic incident, via Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News. “He had a momentary lapse and has [more]

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Elijah Mitchell “very questionable” for 49ers on Sunday night

Fri Sep 24 2021 16:00:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan addressed injuries suffered by the team’s running backs early this week, it did not sound like Elijah Mitchell‘s availability for this week was a major concern. Mitchell’s shoulder hasn’t responded as well as the team hoped, however. Mitchell hasn’t practiced yet this week and General Manager John Lynch didn’t [more]

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Nick Bosa hoping 49ers can make Aaron Rodgers uncomfortable

Fri Sep 24 2021 05:47:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Nick Bosa faced Aaron Rodgers twice during his rookie season in 2019. In those two games, San Francisco sacked Rodgers a combined eight times with Bosa picking up a pair of the sacks himself in a pair of blowout victories, which included a 37-20 win in the NFC Championship. With Rodgers and the Packers coming [more]

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Packers will give Elgton Jenkins the full week to see if he can play on injured ankle

Thu Sep 23 2021 16:12:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The absence of David Bakhtiari in the lineup forced the Packers to kick Elgton Jenkins from left guard to left tackle to open the regular season, but they may need to shuffle the deck again this week. Jenkins did not practice on Wednesday because of an ankle injury he suffered in Monday’s win over the [more]

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Aaron Rodgers clarifies his media complaints, but he’s still missing the point

Thu Sep 23 2021 15:26:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On Tuesday, Aaron Rodgers took a shotgun approach to those in the media who dared to question his commitment to the Packers. On Wednesday, he tried to use a sniper rifle. He still missed the mark. “I do want to maybe rephrase or refocus what I said,” Rodgers told reporters on Wednesday. “I strongly believe [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo: Just a matter of time before Brandon Aiyuk produces

Thu Sep 23 2021 13:31:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk‘s decreased role and productivity in the 49ers’ opener was a topic of discussion last week and things didn’t really pick up much in Week Two. Aiyuk was targeted twice after getting no balls his way in the opener and caught one pass for six yards. The start to the year has [more]

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Kyle Shanahan doesn’t “fully” rule out signing Frank Gore

Wed Sep 22 2021 20:11:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers have a running back problem with injuries taking a toll at the position. They signed veteran Chris Thompson to the practice squad Wednesday after signing Jacques Patrick off the practice squad of the Bengals earlier this week. Kyle Shanahan was asked about the possiblity of the 49ers signing one of their former running [more]

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49ers sign Chris Thompson to practice squad

Wed Sep 22 2021 19:25:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers added one running back to the active roster this week when they signed Jacques Patrick off of the Bengals practice squad. On Wednesday, they added another one to their practice squad. The team announced the signing of veteran back Chris Thompson. Thompson was a 2013 fifth-round pick in Washington and spent seven seasons [more]

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Mitch Wishnowsky is the NFC special teams player of the week

Wed Sep 22 2021 12:56:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers and Eagles didn’t put up many points in their Week Two matchup. One of the players who prevented Philadelphia’s offense from having many scoring chances has been rewarded for his performance. San Francisco punter Mitch Wishnowsky has been named the NFC special teams player of the week. Wishnowsky averaged 45.2 yards on his [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo might talk to Aaron Rodgers about how to handle uncertain future

Tue Sep 21 2021 23:22:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jimmy Garoppolo has been on the other side. He was the quarterback the Patriots drafted in the second round in 2014 when Tom Brady was 37 and entering his 15th season. The 49ers used an even higher pick on the guy in line to replace Garoppolo as the starter, selecting Trey Lance with the third [more]

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49ers signing Jacques Patrick off Bengals practice squad

Tue Sep 21 2021 15:16:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With more injury concerns, the 49ers poaching a running back from another team. According to multiple reports, San Francisco is signing Jacques Patrick off of Cincinnati’s practice squad. Patrick went undrafted in 2019 and ended up signing with the XFL, playing for the Tampa Bay Vipers. He was on the Bengals’ practice squad in 2020 [more]

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San Francisco 49ers eyeing Lamar Miller, Duke Johnson as RB injuries mount, per report

Mon Sep 20 2021 20:21:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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JaMycal Hasty out a while, 49ers working out running backs after injury-filled Sunday

Mon Sep 20 2021 20:17:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers saw three of their running backs get hurt in Sunday’s win over the Eagles, so they are looking at some potential additions to the roster this week. According to multiple reports, the team is bringing in Duke Johnson, Lamar Miller, and T.J. Yeldon. Johnson was released off of the Jaguars’ practice squad last [more]

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No playing time for Trey Lance

Mon Sep 20 2021 14:37:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

So much for the two-quarterback system in San Francisco. Rookie quarterback Trey Lance got zero snaps on Sunday against the Eagles, despite the team’s plan to use both Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo — presumably until Lance shows that he’s ready to take over. Coach Kyle Shanahan, who has a well-earned reputation for being meticulous and [more]

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49ers hoping Elijah Mitchell’s injury was just a stinger

Sun Sep 19 2021 21:44:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers lost Raheem Mostert for the season in Week One and they were even shorter on healthy tailbacks by the time Week Two’s win over the Eagles came to an end. Elijah Mitchell, JaMycal Hasty, and Trey Sermon all left the game with injuries and head coach Kyle Shanahan offered some updates on their [more]

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49ers hold off Eagles 17-11

Sun Sep 19 2021 20:07:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Eagles had their chances, but they continually shot themselves in the cleat. It allowed the 49ers to sneak out of town with a 17-11 victory. On five possessions, the Eagles crossed the 50. They reached the San Francisco 26, 29 and 3 in the first half, but only got points off Jake Elliott‘s 45-yard [more]

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San Francisco 49ers rookie Trey Sermon injured on first carry against Philadelphia Eagles

Sun Sep 19 2021 19:48:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Elijah Mitchell questionable to return with shoulder injury

Sun Sep 19 2021 19:38:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers rookie running back Elijah Mitchell replaced Raheem Mostert last week and ran for 104 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. With Mostert out for the year, Mitchell was expected to again carry the load. But Mitchell is questionable to return after injuring his shoulder in the second half. He has only 32 yards [more]

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San Francisco 49ers: Jauan Jennings' first NFL catch goes for touchdown

Sun Sep 19 2021 19:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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49ers score late first-half touchdown to take 7-3 lead over Eagles

Sun Sep 19 2021 18:42:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Eagles outgained the 49ers in the first half, 203-161. They reached the San Francisco 26, 29 and 3 on three possessions. They have three points at halftime. The 49ers got a late touchdown to take a 7-3 lead at intermission. Jake Elliott got the Eagles on the scoreboard in the first quarter with a [more]

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For the 49ers, the timing for signing Josh Norman was perfect

Sun Sep 19 2021 13:12:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Last week, the 49ers opted not to put recently-signed cornerback Josh Norman in uniform. This week, they’ll need him. And given that they signed him before they lost starter Jason Verrett for the full season with a torn ACL in Week One, the 49ers likely got more of a bargain than they would have gotten. [more]

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Report: Bucs spoke to Richard Sherman after Sean Murphy-Bunting injury

Sun Sep 19 2021 13:04:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Buccaneers put cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting on injured reserve this week due to the elbow injury that knocked him out of the opener and it remains unclear how long he will be out. Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said this week that the team was still waiting to find out if Murphy-Bunting will be able [more]

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Frank Gore wants to be a boxer

Sun Sep 19 2021 10:27:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Although 38-year-old running back Frank Gore has not officially retired, he’s looking into a post-football career in boxing. Gore told Ian Rapoport of NFL.com that boxing training is going well enough that he might be in the ring soon. “I’ve been training for both — football and boxing,” Gore said. “I’ve always loved boxing, so [more]

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Kendrick Bourne helping Patriots’ defense prepare for Jets offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur

Sat Sep 18 2021 12:01:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne spent the last four seasons in San Francisco, where Jets offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur was the passing game coordinator. So with the Patriots now preparing to face the Jets, Bourne is helping the Patriots’ defense get ready. Bourne said this week that the Patriots’ coaching staff has asked for insight [more]

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Brandon Aiyuk surprised at his lack of opportunity in season opener

Sat Sep 18 2021 00:01:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Brandon Aiyuk split snaps with Trent Sherfield on Sunday, with Aiyuk playing 26 of 55 and Sherfield 27. Aiyuk never saw a pass thrown his way, while Sherfield made two catches for 23 yards and a touchdown. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Aiyuk isn’t in the doghouse but simply hadn’t practiced enough. Sherfield took advantage [more]

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NFL Week Two injury report roundup: A lot of question marks for the Ravens

Fri Sep 17 2021 22:31:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Week Two of the 2021 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by Washington and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final injury [more]

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Kyle Shanahan: Brandon Aiyuk isn’t in the doghouse

Fri Sep 17 2021 18:24:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Brandon Aiyuk split reps at wide receiver with Trent Sherfield and never had a pass thrown his way in the 49ers’ season opener, which has led to questions for head coach Kyle Shanahan about the 2020 first-round pick’s place on the team. Some of those questions were asked during a Friday appearance on KNBR, including [more]

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49ers say Trey Sermon will be active this weekend

Fri Sep 17 2021 15:12:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers lost running back Raheem Mostert for the rest of the season to a knee injury and that means the backfield will have a different makeup this weekend than it did in Week One. It will include third-round pick Trey Sermon. Sermon was a healthy scratch in the opener, but offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel [more]

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49ers hoping Dre Greenlaw can return in 4-6 weeks

Fri Sep 17 2021 02:13:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw is having core muscle surgery. There were conflicting reports on the prognosis, and General Manager John Lynch said Thursday afternoon it’s too early to determine the timeline for Greenlaw’s return. “As for the timeline, I think that’s best left until they get in there and see the extent,” Lynch said on [more]

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Dre Greenlaw having groin surgery, is expected to miss 4-6 weeks

Thu Sep 16 2021 19:28:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers starting linebacker Dre Greenlaw wasn’t at practice Thursday, and he won’t be for a few weeks. Greenlaw is undergoing groin surgery, Matt Burrows of TheAthletic.com reports. The injury is not season ending, though, with Greenlaw expected to miss 4-6 weeks, per Burrows. The 49ers likely place Greenlaw on injured reserve, which would keep him [more]

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Jalen Hurts sees huge increase in jersey sales

Thu Sep 16 2021 18:46:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Plenty of Eagles fans who may have been skeptical about quarterback Jalen Hurts decided to vote with their credit cards after he played incredibly well in his 2021 debut. Via Damichael Cole of the Philadelphia Inquirer, sales of the Jalen Hurts jersey increased by 500 percent from Saturday to Sunday, the biggest spike for any [more]

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49ers claim Trenton Cannon

Wed Sep 15 2021 21:23:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When the Ravens suffered a run of injuries at running back, they signed Trenton Cannon to give them some depth at the position. They subsequently signed Latavius Murray, Le'Veon Bell, and Devonta Freeman, which led to Cannon getting waived on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Cannon found a new home with another team dealing with injuries in [more]

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Arik Armstead, Dre Greenlaw out of practice for 49ers

Wed Sep 15 2021 19:53:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers had several defensive players miss their first practice of the week on Wednesday, including a couple of players who were in the lineup for the season-opening 41-33 win over the Lions. Defensive tackle Arik Armstead (adductor) and linebacker Dre Greenlaw (groin) were both on the sideline as the team worked out in West [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo: We’re going to miss Raheem Mostert

Wed Sep 15 2021 19:38:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

San Francisco’s offense was dealt a blow with running back Raheem Mostert suffering a knee injury early on in the season opener. And now Mostert will be out for the season after electing to undergo surgery. On Wednesday, starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo noted how unfortunate it is for the team to lose Mostert after just [more]

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How did Packers lack energy in Week One?

Wed Sep 15 2021 10:48:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Of all the things said and not said in the aftermath of the shellacking the Packers endured in Week One, the most significant came from quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who told Pat McAfee on Tuesday that “our energy level was a little bit low” on Sunday. While that may explain why they lost by 35 points [more]

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Report: 49ers inquired about a potential trade for Cameron Dantzler

Wed Sep 15 2021 02:41:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers lost cornerback Jason Verrett to a torn anterior cruciate ligament. They signed free agent cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick but not before looking at other options. They inquired about a potential trade for Vikings cornerback Cameron Dantzler, David Lombardi of TheAthletic.com reports. Dantzler, a third-round choice in 2020, was a healthy scratch for Sunday’s game [more]

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49ers place Raheem Mostert, Jason Verrett on IR, promote Dontae Johnson

Tue Sep 14 2021 22:52:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers made several moves Tuesday. They placed running back Raheem Mostert and cornerback Jason Verrett on injured reserve. Both players are done for the season. Verrett tore an anterior cruciate ligament, and Mostert announced Tuesday he will undergo season-ending knee surgery. That left the team in need of players at both positions. They signed [more]

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49ers signing Kerryon Johnson to practice squad

Tue Sep 14 2021 19:21:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Raheem Mostert will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury and the 49ers have brought another running back into the fold to help deal with his absence. Agent Drew Rosenhaus announced that his client Kerryon Johnson is signing with the team’s practice squad. Johnson was a 2018 second-round pick of the [more]

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Raheem Mostert announces he is having season-ending knee surgery

Tue Sep 14 2021 19:11:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan announced Monday that Raheem Mostert would miss around eight games with chipped knee cartilage. After consulting with other doctors, though, the running back has pulled the plug on his season. Mostert announced he will undergo season-ending surgery. “Faithful,” Mostert wrote on social media. “After consulting with multiple doctors and weighing my [more]

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San Francisco 49ers: Kyle Shanahan explains why 2020 first round pick Brandon Aiyuk played as a backup

Tue Sep 14 2021 18:57:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Matt LaFleur says Aaron Rodgers drama didn’t influence blowout loss to Saints

Mon Sep 13 2021 22:13:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Earlier today, we raised the question of whether the Aaron Rodgers drama was a factor in the egg that Packers laid in Jacksonville on Sunday. Coincidentally, Packers coach Matt LaFleur met with the media after our story was posted. And one of the reporters used our item as cover for raising the question with LaFleur. [more]

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Dre Kirkpatrick signing with the 49ers

Mon Sep 13 2021 21:51:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With Jason Verrett out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL, the 49ers are bringing in a veteran at the position. According to multiple reports, San Francisco is signing Dre Kirkpatrick. Krikpatrick spent the 2020 season with Arizona after eight years with Cincinnati. He started 11 games for the club while appearing [more]

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Jason Verrett out for season with torn ACL, Raheem Mostert to miss around 8 weeks

Mon Sep 13 2021 19:54:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The injury bug has bitten the 49ers once again. Head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed to reporters on Monday that cornerback Jason Verrett tore his ACL during San Francisco’s victory over Detroit and will miss the rest of the season. Running back Raheem Mostert will also miss around eight games with chipped knee cartilage. He will [more]

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Kyle Shanahan: Elijah Mitchell didn’t hesitate, ran the ball well

Mon Sep 13 2021 13:22:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers’ inactive list on Sunday included a surprising name in third-round pick Trey Sermon because he was the No. 2 running back on the depth chart they released ahead of the game, but another rookie made it hard to question the team’s decision. Sixth-rounder Elijah Mitchell ran 19 times fo 104 yards and a [more]

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Nick Bosa thinks Penei Sewell’s going to be good

Mon Sep 13 2021 11:21:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions first-round pick Penei Sewell spent the offseason and summer transitioning to right tackle after playing on the left side at Oregon, but Taylor Decker‘s finger injury meant Sewell was back on the left side for his first NFL game. That game was against the 49ers and defensive end Nick Bosa, but Sewell didn’t get [more]

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Richard Sherman reunion with 49ers a “possibility” after Jason Verrett injury

Sun Sep 12 2021 23:43:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers had discussed a reunion with Richard Sherman even before they lost cornerback Jason Verrett to a season-ending knee injury. Now, signing Sherman might prove the team’s best backup plan. “We’ve discussed it and I’ve talked to Sherm about it, too,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said, via Matt Maiocco of NBCSportsBayArea.com. “Sherm’s always a [more]

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49ers fear Jason Verrett tore his ACL, don’t think Raheem Mostert did

Sun Sep 12 2021 20:49:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers had a couple of players go down with knee injuries in their 41-33 win over the Lions and the outlook for one is much worse than the other. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said after the game that the team fears cornerback Jason Verrett tore his ACL. Further tests will be done to [more]

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Jeff Okudah to locker room with Lions down 41-17

Sun Sep 12 2021 19:49:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions cornerback Jeff Okudah‘s rookie season didn’t go as hoped and his second year isn’t off to a good start. Okudah left the game after receiving medical attention on the field early in the fourth quarter and then went back to the locker room after a brief stop on the sideline. The team has not [more]

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49ers take 31-10 lead into halftime

Sun Sep 12 2021 18:33:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers opened the game with an error, but they haven’t made too many others through one half of play against the Lions. Trey Lance threw a touchdown, Dre Greenlaw returned an interception for another and the 49ers are running away with things at Ford Field. That was enough to stake the Niners to a [more]

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Lions tie 49ers on Jared Goff TD pass, Raheem Mostert questionable to return

Sun Sep 12 2021 17:45:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions’ first two drives died in 49ers territory, but the third time was the charm. Jared Goff threw his first touchdown pass as a Lion and Detroit tied the score at seven early in the second quarter. Goff set up the touchdown pass to T.J. Hockenson by converting on a fourth down pass to [more]

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Trey Lance throws TD pass for 49ers

Sun Sep 12 2021 17:30:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jimmy Garoppolo was the 49ers’ starting quarterback today in Detroit, but rookie Trey Lance has already made his presence felt. The 49ers put Lance in for some red zone action in the first quarter against the Lions, and Lance promptly threw for a touchdown on a play-action pass to Trent Sherfield. It was a nice [more]

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49ers botch first snap, Lions can’t take advantage

Sun Sep 12 2021 17:21:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers signed Alex Mack to be their new starting center this offseason and his first snap in a regular season game didn’t go as planned. Mack’s snap to Jimmy Garoppolo was a botch and Lions linebacker Jamie Collins fell on the loose ball to give the Lions the ball on the 49ers’ 38-yard line. [more]

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Aaron Rodgers reiterates his offseason thoughts about leaving or retiring

Sun Sep 12 2021 17:02:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As the 2021 season begins, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers continues to be candid about the things that happened in the offseason. Specifically, his thoughts about retiring. He called it “contemplation” in an interview with Erin Andrews of Fox Sports. And Rodgers admitted that he indeed considered starting again elsewhere, or calling it quits. “I did,” [more]

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Trey Sermon, Josh Norman inactive for 49ers

Sun Sep 12 2021 16:20:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers listed rookie Trey Sermon as their No. 2 running back on their unofficial depth chart and his official status appears to be on a considerably lower rung. Sermon is inactive for Sunday’s game in Detroit. The third-round pick was not on the injury report this week, so it appears to be solely a [more]

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NFL Week One early inactives: Emmanuel Sanders set for Bills debut

Sun Sep 12 2021 15:31:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. The first Sunday of the 2021 season kicks off with nine games in the early window, including a matchup of two division winners from 2020 in Buffalo. The Steelers will be visiting [more]

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Lions placing Taylor Decker on injured reserve after finger surgery

Sat Sep 11 2021 17:07:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions head coach Dan Campbell said on Friday that left tackle Taylor Decker will be “down for a little bit” after suffering a finger injury during practice. That time frame will be at least three weeks. Per NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Decker will be placed on injured reserve after undergoing finger surgery. Decker is expected [more]

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Trey Lance isn’t on final 49ers injury report

Fri Sep 10 2021 21:11:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers are starting Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback on Sunday against the Lions, but there’s a chance we’ll also see Trey Lance take some snaps. Lance chipped a bone in a finger on his throwing hand during the final preseason game of the summer and has been limited at practice since that point. He resumed [more]

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With Taylor Decker out, Penei Sewell has been taking reps at left tackle

Fri Sep 10 2021 18:47:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When Lions head coach Dan Campbell said Taylor Decker wouldn’t be able to play in Sunday’s game against the 49ers, he named a few candidates to take his place. But one of the contenders seems to be above the others. According to multiple reporters, Penei Sewell said after Friday’s practice that he’s been taking reps [more]

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Dan Campbell: Taylor Decker will be “down for a little bit” with a finger injury

Fri Sep 10 2021 15:31:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It looks like the Lions won’t have their starting left tackle for at least this weekend — and possibly longer. Head coach Dan Campbell told reporters in his Friday press conference that Decker injured his finger and will be “down for a little bit.” Campbell did not get into a specific timeline, but did note, [more]

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49ers gain cap room by restructuring Jimmie Ward’s contract

Fri Sep 10 2021 14:23:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A number of NFL teams have been working to create cap space for the regular season by restructuring contracts of their current players recently and the 49ers are on that list. Field Yates of ESPN reports that they have restructured safety Jimmie Ward‘s deal. Ward was set to make a base salary of $8.4 million [more]

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Nick Bosa: I’m fully confident to play as many snaps as I need to

Fri Sep 10 2021 13:01:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Though 49ers defensive lineman Nick Bosa is coming off a torn ACL, he won’t have any restrictions for Sunday’s season opener against the Lions. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said last week that he expected to see “a lot” of Bosa in Week One. The player himself said on Thursday that should be the case. “There’s [more]

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Taylor Decker out of practice with a finger injury

Thu Sep 09 2021 18:05:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions left tackle Taylor Decker is moving in the wrong direction on the injury report ahead of Sunday’s season opener against the 49ers. Decker was listed as limited by a finger injury in Wednesday’s practice and reporters at Thursday’s practice noted that he was nowhere to be seen during the portion of the practice open [more]

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Dan Campbell: We’ll have a plan for Trey Lance and we’ll be ready

Thu Sep 09 2021 15:10:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jimmy Garoppolo will start at quarterback for the 49ers on Sunday, which Garoppolo said himself on Wednesday. And No. 3 overall pick Trey Lance may not even be in uniform for the season opener against the Lions, as he’s still recovering from a chipped bone in his finger suffered in the final preseason game. Lance [more]

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Kyle Shanahan calles Jalen Hurd a candidate for injured reserve

Wed Sep 08 2021 22:48:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers wide receiver Jalen Hurd spent his first two NFL seasons on injured reserve and he could be headed there a third time. Hurd played in the team’s final preseason game this summer after working his way back from a torn ACL, but the knee has since given him trouble and head coach Kyle Shanahan [more]

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D’Andre Swift, T.J. Hockenson full participants in Wednesday practice

Wed Sep 08 2021 20:42:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

There is good news on the injury front for the Lions as they prepare to take on the 49ers in Week One. After head coach Dan Campbell said he expected D'Andre Swift (groin) to be ready to go for Sunday, the running back was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice. Tight end T.J. Hockenson (shoulder) [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo on starting: I’ve always known where I stood, now it’s official

Wed Sep 08 2021 20:26:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan’s resistance to officially naming Jimmy Garoppolo the team’s starting quarterback for Week One extended through his Wednesday press conference when he said he felt he “already answered” the question at his first press conference of training camp. The implication at that point was that Garoppolo would start over first-round pick [more]

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49ers “not sure yet” about Trey Lance for Week One

Wed Sep 08 2021 20:01:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The signs that Jimmy Garoppolo will start at quarterback for the 49ers continue to mount and that’s been the expected course of action for some time. A more uncertain part of the plan is how much the team will use Trey Lance before he is elevated to the top of the depth chart. We got [more]

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49ers name Jimmy Garoppolo starting QB over Trey Lance, release full depth chart

Wed Sep 08 2021 12:12:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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San Francisco 49ers depth chart: Jimmy Garoppolo listed as starting QB over Trey Lance

Wed Sep 08 2021 12:12:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Jimmy Garoppolo listed as the starter on 49ers initial regular-season depth chart

Wed Sep 08 2021 10:59:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The preseason depth chart means nothing. The regular-season depth chart means everything. Or at least as close to everything as it can ever mean. The 49ers released their Week One depth charter, and they have listed quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo as the starter on the initial depth chart of the regular season. Rookie Trey Lance, who [more]

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Dan Campbell: D’Andre Swift, Michael Brockers will be ready to go in Week One

Tue Sep 07 2021 15:08:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

There’s some good news on the injury front for the Lions as they enter the season. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, head coach Dan Campbell said in an interview with 97.1 The Ticket on Tuesday morning that running back D'Andre Swift and defensive lineman Michael Brockers will be ready to go in [more]

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Another sign pointing to Jimmy Garoppolo starting at QB for 49ers

Tue Sep 07 2021 03:44:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is still not officially naming a starting quarterback for this Sunday’s season opener against the Detroit Lions. However, all the unofficial signs continue to point brightly in the direction of Jimmy Garoppolo. Via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, Garoppolo is set to speak with reporters on [more]

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49ers release Dontae Johnson

Mon Sep 06 2021 17:54:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers have announced the previously reported signing of Josh Norman and announced the team’s corresponding roster move. San Francisco has released veteran cornerback Dontae Johnson. Johnson appeared in 14 games for San Francisco last year with three starts. he recorded three passes defensed and a sack while playing 26 percent of defensive snaps and [more]

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49ers add Josh Norman

Sun Sep 05 2021 23:03:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A week before they open the season with a game at the Lions, the 49ers have added a veteran presence in the secondary. Via Jay Glazer of FOX, the 49ers have signed cornerback Josh Norman to a one-year deal. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the deal is worth “up to $2.5 million.” A [more]

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San Francisco 49ers: Healthy Trent Williams could swing NFC West

Sun Sep 05 2021 21:24:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Kyle Shanahan expects to see a lot of Nick Bosa in season opener at Lions

Fri Sep 03 2021 04:05:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When the San Francisco 49ers open their regular season on the road against the Detroit Lions next week, 2019 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Nick Bosa will be back in action. In fact, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan expects that Bosa will be heavily involved after missing most of last season to a torn [more]

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Kyle Shanahan: I don’t need to announce the 49ers’ starting quarterback, you can figure it out

Thu Sep 02 2021 16:09:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan is sticking to his plan not to announce the 49ers’ starting quarterback. Shanahan told reporters that he doesn’t need to make any announcements about starters at quarterback or any other position. “I don’t need to announce the quarterback, I don’t think I need to announce the starting punt returner, either, [more]

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Nick Mullens lands on Browns practice squad

Thu Sep 02 2021 01:11:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After starting his career with the 49ers and spending the 2021 offseason with the Eagles, quarterback Nick Mullens once again became a free agent. For now, he’s got a spot on the Cleveland practice squad. He’s one of 11 members of the practice squad announced Wednesday by the team. In addition to Mullens, the Browns [more]

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Trey Lance’s injured finger is “trending in the right direction”

Wed Sep 01 2021 23:13:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers rookie quarterback Trey Lance has a small fracture in a finger on this throwing hand. Lance injured the finger when he connected with the helmet of Raiders linebacker Max Richardson during Sunday’s preseason game. Kyle Shanahan said Monday that Lance is expected to miss about a week with what the coach called a “chip” [more]

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49ers sign Jake Brendel, Dontae Johnson, place two on IR

Wed Sep 01 2021 22:45:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers re-signed offensive lineman Jake Brendel and cornerback Dontae Johnson to one-year deals Wednesday, the team announced. The team cut Brendel and Johnson on Tuesday. To make room on the roster, the 49ers placed cornerback Davontae Harris and defensive lineman Maurice Hurst on the injured reserve list. Harris injured his hamstring 10 days ago [more]

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NFL places 20 players on suspended lists

Wed Sep 01 2021 00:41:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The reduction of rosters to 53 included the commencement, or as the case may be resumption, of players suspensions. In all, 20 players were placed on various suspended lists today. Here’s the full list of the suspended players and their absences. Ten currently are on rosters and ten are free agents. Panthers defensive back A.J. [more]

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49ers reduce roster to 53 players

Tue Aug 31 2021 22:11:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers have made a series of moves to reduce their roster to 53 players. Notably, veterans like safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and receiver Travis Benjamin did not make the initial roster. Clinton-Dix had an interception off quarterback Nathan Peterman in the 49ers’ preseason finale over the weekend. Benjamin was trying to make the squad [more]

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Receiver Jalen Hurd reportedly makes initial 53-man roster in San Francisco

Tue Aug 31 2021 21:04:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The bubble has not burst for receiver Jalen Hurd. Yet. Via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, the 2019 third-round receiver has made the initial 53-man roster for 2021. Hurd, injured through his first two NFL seasons, has yet to play in a regular-season game. There had been significant speculation as to whether the [more]

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Will the 49ers cut Jimmy Garoppolo, too?

Tue Aug 31 2021 20:09:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It won’t happen today. It may not happen at all. At some point between now and the first weekend of the regular season, it could happen. New England’s stunning decision to release 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton underscores the possibility that, potentially, San Francisco could release Jimmy Garoppolo. New England cut Cam because: (1) rookie [more]

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The Mac Jones offensive rookie of the year odds improve, thanks to recent events

Tue Aug 31 2021 19:35:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Before Tuesday morning, Patriots quarterback Mac Jones was a +800 bet to win offensive rookie of the year, via the PointsBet sportsbook. In the aftermath  of New England’s stunning decision to release Cam Newton, Jones has seen a significant improvement in his odds. Jones now sits at +450 on the PointsBet sportsbook. Other players have [more]

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Taking a look at all angles of the Cam Newton release

Tue Aug 31 2021 16:39:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After the Patriots released Cam Newton, Simms and I reconvened at the set of PFT Live for a special edition focusing the Newton news and all associated angles and issues. From how it happened, why it happened, what happens next, and whether what happened ultimately prompts another team with a rookie quarterback to make a [more]

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You can still draft or sign Colin Kaepernick in NFL.com fantasy football

Tue Aug 31 2021 13:25:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Last week marked the five-year anniversary of Colin Kaepernick first being noticed not standing for the national anthem. I considered writing about it, but ultimately decided not to do so. It’s an old story. There’s nothing new to add, and nothing is going to change. He’s been out of the league for four full seasons, [more]

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49ers trade linebacker Jonas Griffith to Broncos

Tue Aug 31 2021 12:58:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers managed to get a draft pick for a linebacker who probably wasn’t going to make their roster. Jonas Griffith has been traded from San Francisco to Denver, with the 49ers also sending a 2022 seventh-round pick to the Broncos, and the Broncos sending back a 2022 sixth-round pick and a 2023 seventh-round pick. [more]

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Trey Lance has small “chip” in his finger, will miss about a week

Mon Aug 30 2021 23:17:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers’ plans for Trey Lance in the season opener potentially could change after an injury in Sunday’s game. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan revealed Monday that the rookie quarterback has a “small chip” in a finger. Shanahan would not specify which finger or on which hand. “I’m not going to get into which finger it [more]

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49ers linebackers coach Johnny Holland taking medical leave for cancer treatment

Mon Aug 30 2021 22:56:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

San Francisco 49ers linebackers coach Johnny Holland will take a leave from the team after recently learning that cancer which had been in remission has returned. “It has been an emotional few years for me and my family,” Holland said in a statement. “In September of 2019, I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and have [more]

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Kyle Shanahan on QB rotation: We have two guys who can play, it’s always going to be an option

Mon Aug 30 2021 11:00:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers continue to resist any calls to officially name a starting quarterback for Week One of the regular season and their final preseason game of the summer showed why it may not be as consequential a decision as it would be for other clubs. Jimmy Garoppolo started the game against the Raiders, but Trey [more]

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49ers rotate Jimmy Garoppolo, Trey Lance at quarterback on first two Sunday drives

Sun Aug 29 2021 21:06:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo said this week that he has spoken to former Saints quarterback Drew Brees about how to handle coming in and out of game for another quarterback. That suggested the 49ers have been working to use Garoppolo and Trey Lance in similar ways to how the Saints used Brees and Taysom Hill. [more]

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PFT’s 2021 NFC 53-man roster cuts tracker

Sun Aug 29 2021 15:14:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

[Editor’s note: We’re keeping track of the moves as NFC teams make them this weekend, as they have to get to their 53-man roster limit by Tuesday, August 31 at 4 p.m. Check back throughout the coming days as we update all the moves.] Dallas New York Giants Linebacker Ryan Anderson was suspended for six [more]

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49ers waive/injured Richie James, re-sign River Cracraft

Sat Aug 28 2021 21:05:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers receiver Richie James will undergo surgery on a knee injury, which will keep him out six weeks, coach Kyle Shanahan announced Friday. On Saturday, the 49ers waive/injured James. He will revert to their injured reserve list if he clears waivers. James has appeared in 40 games with 10 starts, totaling 38 receptions for 689 [more]

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Tim Boyle “out for a little bit” with a thumb injury

Sat Aug 28 2021 04:08:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

David Blough was making a case to pass Tim Boyle on the depth chart even before Boyle’s injury Friday night. Now, it appears Boyle will miss time with a thumb injury, giving Blough the backup job to Jared Goff at least to start the season. “We’ll know a lot more tomorrow, but we may have [more]

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Kyle Shanahan plans to get both Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance time with the starters in preseason finale

Fri Aug 27 2021 23:30:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When the 49ers welcome the Raiders back to the Bay Area for a preseason game on Sunday, San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan plans to give both of his primary quarterbacks an opportunity with the first-string offense. “I plan on putting Jimmy [Garoppolo] out there with the starters and going,” Shanahan told reporters on Friday. “And [more]

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Kyle Shanahan on Jalen Hurd: I know he’s one of our top-six receivers

Fri Aug 27 2021 21:32:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bad luck has followed Jalen Hurd since he arrived in San Francisco as a third-round choice in 2019. He has yet to play a regular-season game because of a stress fracture in his back followed a year later by a torn ACL. Knee tendinitis has slowed Hurd during training camp, but he is set to [more]

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49ers to be without Richie James for six weeks after knee surgery

Fri Aug 27 2021 20:39:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers wide receiver Richie James won’t be healthy enough to play for the team in their season opener. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said on Friday that James has a knee injury that will require a surgical repair. Shanahan said that James will miss six weeks as a result and that makes him a candidate to [more]

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Jon Gruden: Nathan Peterman will start and finish the final preseason game

Fri Aug 27 2021 20:07:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It’s going to be Nathan Peterman‘s show once again. The quarterback has played all but one snap at the position in the Raiders’ preseason matchups. And with Marcus Mariota still recovering from a leg injury suffered earlier in camp, head coach Jon Gruden said on Friday that Peterman will play the whole game again for [more]

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49ers sign Corbin Kaufusi, waive Kai Nacua

Fri Aug 27 2021 19:27:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers made a change to their roster ahead of their preseason finale on Sunday. The team announced the signing of offensive lineman Corbin Kaufusi. They waived safety Kai Nacua in a corresponding move. Kaufusi signed with the team in January and remained on the roster until being waived earlier this week. He has also [more]

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John Lynch: It would be a really good thing for our team if Jalen Hurd can be out there

Fri Aug 27 2021 17:52:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wide receiver Jalen Hurd‘s career has not panned out as hoped since the 49ers drafted him in the third round of the 2019 draft, but the team isn’t giving up on him yet. Hurd has not played in a regular season game due to injuries and knee tendonitis has kept him off the field this [more]

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John Lynch seems to confirm that 49ers plan to use both Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance

Fri Aug 27 2021 17:02:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On Wednesday, 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo seemed to inadvertently disclose that, if he’s the starter, he’ll be leaving the field periodically for Trey Lance. Since then, 49ers G.M. John Lynch seemed to confirm that. Appearing on KNBR, Lynch explained that the 49ers have refrained from using that approach in the preseason, in order to keep [more]

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George Kittle sees “new energy” on 49ers defense with Nick Bosa back in team drills

Fri Aug 27 2021 10:51:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers defensive end Nick Bosa‘s path back to the lineup after last year’s torn ACL progressed to participation in team drills this week and tight end George Kittle said not much has changed about his teammate. Kittle said “Nick Bosa’s Nick Bosa,” which means he is playing at “a high level, physical, fast” on the [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo has a “pretty good idea” as to the 49ers’ starting quarterback, too

Thu Aug 26 2021 00:03:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On Wednesday, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said he had a “pretty good idea” as to the identity of the team’s starting quarterback in Week One. One of the finalists for the job has the same feeling. “Yeah, I have a pretty good idea,” Jimmy Garoppolo told reporters. “It’s whatever [Shanahan] decides, yeah. I have a [more]

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Kyle Shanahan has a “pretty good idea” of the starting QB, but he’s not saying who

Wed Aug 25 2021 20:26:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers did a masterful job of keeping their No. 3 overall choice a secret until the moment NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the selection of Trey Lance. The 49ers are attempting to do the same with the announcement of their starting quarterback ahead of the Sept. 12 season opener. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said [more]

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49ers activate Jaquiski Tartt from PUP list

Wed Aug 25 2021 19:08:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers will be getting safety Jaquiski Tartt on the practice field. Tartt opened camp on the physically unable to perform list and remained there until the team announced his activation on Wednesday. He’s now able to take part in practice and on track to be in the lineup for the start of the regular [more]

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49ers put Mychal Kendricks on IR as they drop to 80 players

Tue Aug 24 2021 21:13:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said on Monday that linebacker Mychal Kendricks will be out a while with a toe injury and it turned out to be longer than the 49ers are willing to wait. Kendricks was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday in one of five moves that the Niners made in order to [more]

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49ers will be without Maurice Hurst, Mychal Kendricks for “a while” due to injuries

Mon Aug 23 2021 21:03:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan gave an update on injured players during his Monday press conference and it included word of two defensive players who are going to miss some time. Shanahan said that defensive tackle Maurice Hurst and linebacker Mychal Kendricks are both going to be out “a while” after getting hurt in Sunday’s [more]

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Will Trey Lance leapfrog Jimmy Garoppolo before Week One?

Mon Aug 23 2021 17:12:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers made a huge move up in the draft to get quarterback Trey Lance. They’ve continued to cling to the notion that Jimmy Garoppolo is the starter. Sort of. Coach Kyle Shanahan continues to push the notion that the situation hasn’t changed, but he declines to name Garoppolo the Week One starter. It’s almost [more]

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Jimmy Garoppolo “not too worried about” quarterback competition

Mon Aug 23 2021 08:53:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan declined to name Jimmy Garoppolo the 49ers’ Week One starting quarterback after Sunday night’s preseason game, but Garoppolo says he’s not concerned about his status. Garoppolo said he understands that Shanahan wants every player to earn his position and can’t concern himself about the competition with Trey Lance. “I think [more]

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Kyle Shanahan not ready to name Jimmy Garoppolo the starter but says nothing has changed

Mon Aug 23 2021 03:43:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jimmy Garoppolo started Sunday night’s preseason game and was on the field for a 15-play opening drive that ended in an interception. He went 3-of-6 for 15 yards and also had a 10-yard scramble. Rookie Trey Lance followed and, after a slow start, finished 8-of-15 for 102 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in [more]

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Will Parks fined $5,500 for low block against the 49ers

Sun Aug 22 2021 00:58:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Chiefs safety Will Parks became the first player fined under the NFL’s new rule for blocks below the waist. The NFL docked him $5,500. With 49ers offensive lineman Corbin Kaufusi attempting to block Parks on an outside run, Parks went low in an attempt to avoid Kaufusi. Parks hit Kaufusi low and officials penalized the [more]

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Deion Sanders makes case for everyone to get vaccinated

Sat Aug 21 2021 16:52:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The pandemic continues to linger, in large part because too many people are still refusing to get vaccinated. Hall of Fame defensive back and Jackson State coach Deion Sanders is trying to get those who have hesitated to get their shots. “One of the reasons this is very important is because first and foremost, we [more]

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Stick, Lance return to practice together again more than 1500 miles from Fargo

Sat Aug 21 2021 14:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After not playing much football for a nearly two-year stretch, Trey Lance and Easton Stick prepare for the 2021 season, sharing an NFL practice field.

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Deebo Samuel getting MRI on “tight glute”

Sat Aug 21 2021 00:32:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers receiver Deebo Samuel left Friday’s joint practice against the Chargers early. The team’s training staff examined him before Samuel walked to the sideline. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan told KNBR the team will know more after receiving MRI results. “Deebo, he had a tight glute today, so he pulled himself out of practice,” Shanahan said [more]

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DeMeco Ryans: Once Nick Bosa clears mental hurdle, I think he’ll be better than 2019

Fri Aug 20 2021 20:01:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers defensive end Nick Bosa is ramping things up as the regular season grows closer and defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans likes what he’s seen thus far. Bosa has not done team drills yet this summer, but Ryans said that he appears to have the same speed and explosiveness he did before he tore his ACL [more]

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Jalen Hurd out of 49ers practice with knee tendonitis

Fri Aug 20 2021 13:48:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said more than a week ago that wide receiver Jalen Hurd was running out of time to earn a roster spot and he hasn’t done anything to help his cause since then. Hurd was a 2019 third-round pick, but he spent his first two seasons on injured reserve and he [more]

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Brandon Staley thinks Joey Bosa is getting into a rhythm in new defense

Thu Aug 19 2021 20:16:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With Brandon Staley taking over as Chargers head coach in 2021, Los Angeles’ defensive scheme has changed. Edge rusher Joey Bosa‘s primary role will still be similar to what it’s been in the past — he’s still going to get after quarterbacks. But following the first joint practice between the Chargers and 49ers on Thursday, [more]

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Fred Warner: I’m looking forward to having Nick Bosa back soon

Thu Aug 19 2021 19:38:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers defensive lineman Nick Bosa has been steadily progressing in his return from tearing his ACL early last season. He hasn’t been participating in team drills — though that is coming soon. But with the 49ers and Chargers practicing with one another this week, Bosa could have pushed to practice at the same time as [more]

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Kyle Shanahan: Jimmy Garoppolo, Trey Lance are “competing their ass off”

Thu Aug 19 2021 19:16:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

At some point sooner than later, Trey Lance will become the 49ers’ starting quarterback. That day is not today. And it might not be in the near future. But to this point, head coach Kyle Shanahan has liked what he’s seen from both Lance and incumbent starter Jimmy Garoppolo in training camp. “They’re competing their [more]

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Trent Williams out the rest of this week after having knee drained

Thu Aug 19 2021 18:34:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers left tackle Trent Williams‘ knee injury in practice early this week didn’t have anyone in the organization “overly concerned” about his status, but it will wind up keeping him out of action for the rest of this week. Williams has had some swelling in his knee over the last few days and 49ers head [more]

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Terrell Owens claims that someone from NFL told him to stay in shape, that “anything can happen”

Thu Aug 19 2021 13:24:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The time spent by receiver Terrell Owens trying to return to the NFL has lasted nearly as long as his time in the NFL. Eleven years since he last played in a regular-season game, Owens still wants back in. The Hall of Fame receiver told TMZ.com that he still has it. “There’s no doubt, 100 [more]

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Josh Rosen unclaimed on waivers

Wed Aug 18 2021 22:22:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After the 49ers got rid of quarterback Josh Rosen, the rest of the NFL passed on him as well. Rosen went unclaimed on waivers today, according to Field Yates of ESPN. That makes the 24-year-old Rosen an unrestricted free agent, free to sign with any team, but at this point it’s entirely possible that no [more]

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After hesitating, Nick Bosa is now vaccinated

Wed Aug 18 2021 09:08:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

San Francisco defensive end Nick Bosa was hesitant to get vaccinated for COVID-19, but in the end he got the shot. Bosa is vaccinated, according to Matt Barrows of TheAthletic.com. Shortly after training camp opened, Bosa said he wasn’t vaccinated because he wanted to learn more about the vaccine. “I’m just evaluating everything right now,” [more]

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49ers are waiving Josh Rosen

Tue Aug 17 2021 21:09:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Josh Rosen has spent time with four teams since the Cardinals drafted him in the first round in 2018. The quarterback will need a fifth chance if he is to make it in the NFL. The 49ers are waiving Rosen, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports. Rosen went 10-of-15 for 93 yards and an interception [more]

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49ers cut Joshua Perkins, Ken Webster, and Austin Watkins Jr.

Tue Aug 17 2021 17:57:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers have made a few moves to get down to 85 players ahead of the 4 p.m. ET deadline. San Francisco announced that the team has waived released Joshua Perkins, waived cornerback Ken Webster and waived receiver Austin Watkins Jr. with an injury designation. Perkins signed with the 49ers in early August. He had [more]

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Trent Williams not practicing on Tuesday

Tue Aug 17 2021 17:03:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers left tackle Trent Williams left Monday’s practice early with a knee injury, but head coach Kyle Shanahan said that no one was “overly concerned” about his condition after the session came to an end. A lack of great concern won’t keep the team from showing some caution when it comes to a key offensive [more]

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Mike Williams won’t practice against 49ers for Chargers this week

Tue Aug 17 2021 03:36:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams won’t practice this week when they meet up with the San Francisco 49ers for joint practices. According to the Associated Press, Williams won’t participate due to a hip flexor issue that will sideline him through the team’s second preseason game with the 49ers this Sunday. Williams wasn’t likely [more]

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49ers “hoping for” Nick Bosa’s full participation in practice next week

Mon Aug 16 2021 22:04:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers pass rusher Nick Bosa remains on track to play Week 1. He should take another step in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament next week. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Bosa is expected to partake in team drills next week for the first time. Bosa has participated only in individual drills since [more]

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